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One of the many, many admirable things about Fox's The Simpsons – broadcast on Sky1 in the UK – is that it has never been afraid to make jokes at the expense of the Us channel's owner Rupert Murdoch or Fox News. But is this insurrection now spreading to Sky Atlantic? Monkey only asks after Monday's UK premiere of the first episode of the second series of Lena Dunham's Girls, in which her character Hannah's gay ex-boyfriend/ flatmate Elijah. Speaking about his rich boyfriend paying for everything, declares: "Maybe I wanna be Wendi Murdoch."

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